Girl, 6, dead after car hits mother and children on pedestrian crossing

A CAR has reversed into a mother and her two young children – killing one of them – outside a busy shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast.

The tragedy unfolded in a car park outside Coles on Mill Lane at Nambour around midday on Sunday.

Police said the 37-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged 8 and 6, were on a pedestrian crossing when they were struck by a reversing hatchback.


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The six-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Nambour Hospital where sadly, she was pronounced dead.

Her eight-year-old sister was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with a serious but non-life-threatening lower leg injury, while the girls’ mother suffered minor injuries.

The driver, an 86-year-old woman, was not physically injured.

The scene of the accident was still being examined by police and a small section of the car park remained closed at the time of writing.

Police said their work was not affecting traffic.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy are continuing.